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Strategic Defense Initiative

SDI was known popularly as "Star Wars"
(Source: Missile Defense Agency, USA www.mda.mil)

Question 1314159

Which of the following is not true about the Reagan-era Strategic Defense Initiative, known by some as "Star Wars"?

A) it would create a defensive missile system, with part of it being in space
B) it was a very costly plan
C) it was heavily criticized as an ineffective or completely impractical missile defense system
D) it was never seen as a potential threat by the Soviet Union
E) it was intended to defend the United States from attack from Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) by intercepting the missiles at various phases of their flight

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